Camacho Souza, Blase, 1918-

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Blase Camacho Souza is a second generation Puerto Rican Hawaiian, the granddaughter of contract laborers who emigrated from Puerto Rico in 1901 to work in Hawaiian sugar plantations. Trained as a librarian and educator she has done extensive research, lecturing and writing on the migration experience of Puerto Ricans in Hawaii and on Hawaiian culture and history. She is co-founder and first President of the Puerto Rican Heritage Society. Her works include De Borinquen a Hawaii: Nuestra Historia/From Puerto Rico to Hawaii: Our Story and an unpublished manuscript titled Puerto Ricans of Hawaii: 100 Years. She is also the co-editor of a recovered work by Carlos Mario Fraticelli titled A Puerto Rican Poet on the Sugar Plantations of Hawaii.

From the description of Papers, 1899- 2003 ; bulk: 1970-2002. (Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos). WorldCat record id: 154330892

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creatorOf Camacho Souza, Blase, 1918-. Papers, 1899- 2003 ; bulk: 1970-2002. Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos
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associatedWith Bolioli, Eduardo. person
associatedWith Camacho Family corporateBody
associatedWith Camacho Souza, Blase. person
associatedWith Caraballo, Benito. person
associatedWith Caraballo Family corporateBody
associatedWith Carr, Norma. person
associatedWith Delano, Jack. person
associatedWith Espada, Frank. person
associatedWith Fraticelli, Carlos Mario. person
associatedWith Hawaii Committee for Humanities. corporateBody
associatedWith Hawaii Library Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Hawaii Multi-cultural Center. corporateBody
associatedWith Mariani, Eddie. person
associatedWith Martorell, Antonio. person
associatedWith Ogao, John. person
associatedWith Ortiz, Benino. person
associatedWith Piñero, Jesús T. person
associatedWith Puerto Rican Athletic Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Puerto Rican Endowment for the Humanities. corporateBody
associatedWith Puerto Rican Heritage Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Romero Barceló, Carlos. person
associatedWith Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Genealogía. corporateBody
associatedWith United Puerto Rican Association of Hawaii. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Puerto Rico
Puerto Ricans--History--Sources
Sugar growing
Sugarcane industry
Puerto Ricans in Hawaii
Plantation workers--History
Puerto Rican Americans
Plantation life


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Active 2003

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